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Poster: JodyC Date: Jul 21, 2007 8:27am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: ITunes question

My daughter has a 4g library in ITunes on my PC and I just bought her a laptop and can't figure out how to transfer her library from PC to laptop. Tried to burn/copy to a dvd. Whe she plugged the IPod into the laptop, it would offer to sync it but we believe it would eliminate what she has on the Ipod (4g)and replace it with the couple of sample songs that were in the laptops' hard drive when we bought it. Suggestions?

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Poster: William Tell Date: Jul 21, 2007 9:08am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: ITunes question

No expert here, BUT it occurs to me that if you select 'manual' controls (ie, I do this for the library, never use the synch function, etc.) then you could establish an itunes library on her laptop, with 'nothing' in it, plug in the ipod and transfer its library to the laptop...

I have never done that, but unless there is some sort of restriction (perhaps what TT is getting at), it should work. I do know that if you use the synch approach, plugging it into a new computer with its own itunes library will replace the ipod's library with the new one...

SDH? He knows this shit...

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Poster: JodyC Date: Jul 21, 2007 9:37am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: ITunes question

I recall seeing that option when we tried the first time. She took the ipod with her to floida, so I think i'll try the data cd approach. is there such a thing as data dvd to fit the full 4 g on one disc to transfer?

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Poster: wagglebee Date: Jul 21, 2007 9:19am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: ITunes question

Go into the music folder in your hard drive and find the iTunes folder and make a data CD and transfer it that way. I've had to do it a couple times. Also, you can google "ipod music transfer" and download freeware that will let you transfer from the ipod straight to the computer.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Jul 21, 2007 9:25am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: ITunes question

Yes--opened things up and it seems straight forward (there is even an 'export' option, etc.).

Good to know; I had a hard drive cleaned and my 'library' only existed on the ipod for while...thanks.

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Poster: JodyC Date: Jul 21, 2007 9:40am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: ITunes question

Thanks for both suggestions. How about everyone come over to my house tonight for burgers and beers and b-ngs?

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Poster: Telephone Toughguy Date: Jul 21, 2007 8:40am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: ITunes question

It depends on whether the music is encrusted with the dreaded DRM (digital rights management may prevent copying of files). If you can burn the folder on the computer to a data cd instead of audio cd and then copy it onto the new drive, it should sync up similarly on the new machine. Itunes is prioritary and restrictive, you just cannot drag and drop like standard mp3's players. I'm about to ebay mine and get a cheap and easier mp3 player but I feel mp3's days are numbered as storage size and bandwidth increases across the planet, there will be no need for compressed audio files.

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Poster: JodyC Date: Jul 21, 2007 9:36am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: ITunes question

its 99% stuff she'd copied to itunes and not purchased. Thanks.